Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 7 taxa in the family Cannabaceae, Hops family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sugarberry, Southern Hackberry, Smooth Hackberry, Lowland Hackberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Celtis laevigata   FAMILY: Cannabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Celtis laevigata   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Celtis laevigata 056-03-001   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests, esp on natural levees, upland calcareous forests & woodlands, shell middens

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Small's Hackberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Celtis smallii   FAMILY: Cannabaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Celtis laevigata   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Celtis laevigata 056-03-001?   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it in glades, woodlands, forests

Common in Piedmont (rare elesewhere), an endemic

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Northern Hackberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Celtis occidentalis   FAMILY: Cannabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Celtis occidentalis   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Celtis occidentalis var. occidentalis 056-03-002a   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it in xeric to mesic glades, outcrops, barrens, woodlands, and bottomland forests, usually over calcareous substrates

Mostly rare in GA-NC-SC (uncommon in GA Mtns & SC Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Georgia Hackberry, Dwarf Hackberry
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Celtis pumila   FAMILY: Cannabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Celtis tenuifolia   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Celtis occidentalis var. georgiana 056-03-002b   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it in xeric to mesic glades, outcrops, barrens, woodlands, exposed bluffs, stream banks, and disturbed areas, often over calcareous substrate

Common (uncommon in Mountains & Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Chinese Hackberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Celtis sinensis   FAMILY: Cannabaceae
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Celtis sinensis   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Rare

Non-native: China, Japan & Korea

 


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camera icon Common Name: Japanese Hops
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Humulus japonicus   FAMILY: Cannabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Humulus japonicus   FAMILY: Cannabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Humulus japonicus 058-01-002   FAMILY: Cannabaceae

 

Look for it disturbed areas, particularly in rich, alluvial soils, where it has become a serious weed along major VA rivers

Common (rare in Carolinas & Georgia)

Non-native: Japan, Taiwan, & China

 


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Common Name: Marijuana, Hemp
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Cannabis sativa   FAMILY: Cannabaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Cannabis sativa ssp. sativa var. sativa   FAMILY: Cannabaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas and clandestinely cultivated plots

Rare, perhaps not truly naturalized or persistent, but included here since clandestine cultivated plots may be encountered, especially in fairly remote areas

Non-native: Asia

 


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